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Second Ad Hoc Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder meeting on an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

5-9 October 2009 | Nairobi, Kenya

ipBes
Highlights for Monday, 5 October 2009

The second ad hoc intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder meeting on an intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services (IPBES) opened on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya. In the morning, delegates heard opening statements and began discussions, in plenary. In the afternoon, delegates resumed their discussions.

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Participants during the opening session of IPBES II.
Opening Session
Angela Cropper, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), stressed the need to strengthen dialogue between the scientific and policy communities.
John Michuki, Minister, Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya, welcomed the establishment of an international science-policy interface mechanism.
Jochen Flasbarth, President, Conference of the Parties for the Convention on Biological Diversity, said that the establishment of a new mechanism is crucial for biodiversity policy in the coming decade.
Plenary Discussion
Dais during the session. L-R: Jerry Harrison, UNEP-WCMC; Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP; Angela Cropper, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP; Robert Watson, Chair, IPBES II; Masa Nagai, UNEP.
Henry Aryamanya-Mugisha, Uganda
Spencer Thomas, Grenada
Yutian Zang, China
David Morgan, (left) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), with colleagues before the opening session.
Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP, talking to a delegate before the session began.
Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, CBD
Shugaeva Olga, Russia
Mame Baba Cisse, Senegal
Around the Conference
Delegates in informal consultations.
 
 
 
Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, CBD, unveiled the logo for the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity (right photo).
 
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Related Links
IPBES Resources
IPBES II website
IPBES II documents
Twenty-fifth session of the UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-25/GMEF)
IPBES I website
IPBES I documents
IPBES Concept Note ePeer Review
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